work experience

  1. J

    Other OT-Related Information What jobs give me relative work experience for OT school that can also pay the bills ($40,000+)?

    I'm currently a Junior Biology major with a minor in Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Chemistry at Texas State University. I plan on taking a leap year after I graduate before I apply to OT school (need to take A&P1+2 and get more observation hours). With that in mind, I was wondering...
  2. J

    Other OT-Related Information Chances of getting into OT school

    Hello, everyone I am excited to be posting here for the first time. I've been looking over the forum for some time and wanted to share my stats. I'm applying for masters programs In OT for the upcoming year (2019). I wanted to know if I could get some feedback as to my chances of getting in and...
  3. M

    Any NC Non-Trads?

    Hello all, Are there any non-trads here in NC? How were you able to balance full-time work and complete pre-med requirements? I work as a clinical research coordinator by day (can be anywhere between 7am-5pm M-F). I only have time to take courses in the evening, but that seems almost impossible...
  4. J

    Co-op Screw Up! Help a Canadian

    Hello! I'm a 3rd year business student in Canada, and I only recently decided to do medical school. Problem is, before I realized I loved medicine, I had already signed a contract for a marketing co-op. Even worse, while the company is a healthcare/bio company, on my first week at work, we've...
  5. A

    converting life experience and CLEP exams to AA degree

    Does anyone know whether receiving credits from work experience &/or CLEP exams is discounted by med schools? Or do med schools look more at the accreditation status of the institution issuing the degree?
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    Struggling with how to proceed

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    Application Help: Should I mention this

    Hi, So I am a re-applicant and already graduated with a BS degree in 2016. I am applying for the 2018-2019 cycle and was wondering if I should include working for a tobacco company on my application, since that's what I have been doing for the majority of my time out of school (it was the only...
  9. evergreen95

    Would someone care to review my experience summaries?

    I am ready to submit my application, but I would like someone to review my experience/work summaries before I submit. Is anyone (preferably with experience with AAMC or writing) willing to help?
  10. A

    Gap year help

    Hi there! I am about to graduate from college and have already submitted my AMCAS. I am a competitive applicant for medical school (3.96 GPA, 514 MCAT with lots of research and shadowing), so I don't NEED an amazing gap year to boost my application. I am currently looking for jobs in the...
  11. L

    Optometry job on medical school application

    Hi would working as a patient services position at an optometry clinic such as at the front desk help on medical school applications? I know that having medical/clinical work experience looks good but i'm not sure about other jobs in healthcare related fields whether they be in optometry,dental...
  12. K

    MD & DO What Should I Do?

    Hey everyone, I messed up with my undergrad GPA (2.9). I was not considering pursuing medical school at that time. My GPA was on an upswing though as my last 60 units have a GPA of 3.5. I completed a post bacc program for Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS), and I obtained an ASCP certified...
  13. D

    Question about work experience

    I am currently working at both a vet clinic and in the laboratory of a human hospital (as a lab assistant and the hospital phlebotomist.) I keep the hospital job because it pays my bills, but how much could it actually help me, if at all, when it comes time to apply for vet schools? I understand...
  14. P

    working interview(pet store) tips?

    It might not really seem like much, its not but I might finally have an opportunity to get a job working at least somewhat closely with animals. I sent an email to a local pet store owner and he replied half an hour later, asking when I could come in for an interview and how many hours i'm...
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    Contemplating a post-bacc... what are my chances?

    Hi all, I am a soon-to-be graduate with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. I have had an iffy academic transcript (suffered from an undiagnosed illness that was only recently diagnosed) with a 3.16 GPA so far. I am contemplating on pursuing medicine, which means that I would have to return to...
  16. P

    Is anyone willing to share their Pediatrics rotation experience?

    Before I start I want to thank you for taking the time to read this thread. Any feedback is very much appreciated! Hi everyone! I am currently a high school student working on a project about pediatricians, which is a career I am currently interested in. I wanted to gather some information in...
  17. R

    Can you help me gauge the quality of this clinical experience?

    In September of 2015 I was hired at a hospital in the radiology department. I work evenings with the on-call radiology resident. More specifically, I call reports to ED physicians as well as to the hospitalists. I have learned quite a bit about the logistics of being a doctor, as well as what...
  18. Pseudofeds

    Building Up Valuable Experience? Too much? Too little? [Advice Needed]

    Hello, I know this is long but I created this thread years before the application process so to continuously gain feedback on my pre-med profile. I am an undergraduate (semester 2) attending The Pennsylvania State University. During High School I did not care much for extracurricular...
  19. A

    Scribing as a Freshman?

    I just finished my first semester of undergrad, and am thinking of applying to ScribeAmerica for a scribing job next semester. As much as I would like to take up a job as a scribe, I also know that keeping up my GPA is most important (I finished this semester with a 4.0, and will be taking...
  20. M

    Advice on work during my gap year?

    Hi everyone, I'm currently in my senior year of college and plan on applying to medical school in June, right after I graduate (pending a decent MCAT score). Since I will have a gap year between graduation and matriculation into medical school, I am thinking about what I will do during my gap...
  21. J

    Returning pre-optometry student..Need few advices..

    Hello all, As you see my account, I tried to go into optometry school few years ago (about 5 years ago?). Due to family/financial issue, I had to pause my dream for a while. I have been working right after I took my first/last OAT. Some stuffs happened during the time I was studying for OAT so...
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    AMCAS Help - Choice of Work/Activities

    Hi, I'm filling the work/activities section of the AMCAS and I need to make a decision about my third "most meaningful" experience. I was hoping to get your opinion on that, since it seems like it is not always a good idea to make these choices solely based on what one feels. I'm going to...
  23. Mason91

    Job experience and volunteer experience

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    MPH Which schools care more about work experience?

    I know that some schools require work experience to apply. I'm looking to apply straight out of UG. Of the schools that don't flat out require work experience, are there schools in general that don't accept students without work experience? I have a pretty great GPA and some good EC experience...
  25. Mason91

    ADEA AADSAS application question

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    For experiences, is it hours completed or hours expected to complete?

    Title says it all, I have 6 on going experiences, 3 of which started in March. Do I list the # of weeks as the number I expect to complete over the next year or so, or simply the 10-12 weeks I have already completed?
  27. Hubguy

    Pre-dental GPA

    Hello, I currently have a BS in Public Health, and have worked in Microbiology (USAF-Active Duty), and have Dept of Defense & CDC (published 2x) on my resume. I am currently taking the pre-requisites for dental school. Will be taking O Chem in the Fall. My question is, how is GPA averaged for...
  28. OnlyIfICouldTurnBackTime

    ADEA Work Experience Section

    As far as I know, ADEA only specified the Extracurricular / Volunteer / Community Service section to be post-college. Can I put work experiences I had or scholarships I received prior to entering college? Thanks in advance for replies.
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    Is working as a CNA for 1 year enough?

    Hello! I hope to work as a CNA after I graduate from college, and I just wanted to know from those who have worked as a CNA before medical school if working for 1 year would be enough to expose me to this field of healthcare? If thinking of it in terms of hours, how many hours is sufficient? I...
  30. deez_md

    Is it ok to place publications in the same section at the work/activity you were published in?

    I am applying MD and MD/PhD. I have 3 publications, and wrote about them in the respective work/activity section I was published in. I did this so I could include 14 unique work experiences rather than wasting 3/15 on publications that were the product of the work I did in the labs I describe...
  31. WedgeDawg

    *~*~*~*Official AMCAS Questions Thread 2016-2017*~*~*~*

    Disclaimer: I did not write this thread - it has been passed down through the eons by pre-allo staff. It is that time of year again! :soexcited::soexcited::soexcited: The AMCAS Application will be opening SOON! This is a place for all things AMCAS related so that we don't flood the first...
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    Sticky siuation: Should I use my gap year to bring up my g.p.a. or work?

    I just received my undergraduate degree. My plan was to begin at an SMP this coming August, but unfortunately I didn't apply to any SMPs or post-baccs, as I'm using this summer to re-take the MCAT. My current GPA is a 3.29c 3.13s, with 144 total hours (some of my credits from research didn't...
  33. premedsju2017

    Creative Titiles on AMCAS Work/Experience Section

    Hey Everyone, I was wondering what you all thought about titling the experiences/work (in Section 5 of the AMCAS application) with non-traditional titles. For example, rather than "Clinical Observation of Dr. So and So" , titling the same experience as "A first-look at open heart surgery" or...
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    dental hygienist and dental hygiene graduates

    Hello I just got accepted into a dental hygiene program. I'm 20. and im halfway done with my pre reqs for dental school. All i need is physics 1 and 2 and orgo 1 and 2 I plan on completing the hygiene program, and working part time. As soon as I begin working part time I'm going back to...
  35. OT1224

    Coursework & Fieldwork Information about field works? Tips, advices, etc

    Hello, Because all OT students are required to do field works, is there any information or tips you could share? In my school, mini fieldworks I (per population/types) happens every semester (starting semester 2). The last 6 months is a big fieldwork II. How many times a week you have to do...
  36. toro2013

    How to classify reception experience?

    Hello everyone, I see conflicting answers on how to classify reception experience when applying to vet school. I've worked reception in an ER and Specialty hospital for about 2 years. Probably 2000-3000 hours. Just now I am making the switch to assistant. However, during my reception experience...
  37. J

    Importance of shadowing and experience in the field before applying

    I wanted to create a thread on shadowing and more specifically the importance of working in an optometry/medical setting before applying to optometry school from my undergrad experience. A lot of people stress the need for having many hours of shadowing and working part time during the school...
  38. A

    Work Experience vs Volunteering--Post Bacc Applicant Needs Advice

    Hi all, new member here. I am a recent grad, 3.75GPA, will be taking the GRE in May, currently teaching music at a public middle school. I've taught publicly for a year, privately for three, so four years of teaching experience in total. I come from a family of doctors and scientists, and...